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MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - Many of you took exception to our Toomer's Corner editorial. 

"You would think the state of Alabama didn't have any important issues and problems to attend to; this story has been blown out of proportion" one viewer emailed. 

"The obsession with these trees borders on the ridiculous," wrote another. "Where is the sanity in all of this?  The whole incident needs to be put in perspective." 

"Wouldn't it be great for the state if we could get the same concerns, passion and unity around the deplorable conditions, illnesses and deaths in many of its children?" wrote another. "They are as "innocent" as trees.  They have no control over where they are planted (born) and no control over who interacts with them or in what ways, yet the consequences affect their entire future, and thus that of the state.  They are completely dependent upon outside sources for all aspects of their lives without any say.  Think of how much stronger the region and state would be if we could get the same energy around issues of healthcare, child neglect and abuse and education that have come around the tree incident." 

Another emailed: "If there is any benefit to this incident, it is that it has served as a stimulus to finally call attention to the growing extremism that has developed over the years, as well as the consequences of finally taking a rivalry too far. And, it has provided an excellent opportunity to remedy or at least rein in that distasteful rivalry." 

 Joyce Elaine Reaves Oswald echoed our editorial sentiments: "I am so happy that all of the fans are working together," she emailed.  " I am a roll tide fan and what was done to these poor trees is just a crying shame.  I think I almost said, "War Eagle" just a little bit, I kind of whispered it." 

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